The purpose of the Title VI Parent Advisory is:

  • to comply with the rules and regulations governing Indian Education Act (Title VI).
  • to enhance and encourage the academic experience of Title VI eligible students in the district.
  • to provide direction and build on Indian culture in meeting the academic and cultural needs of Title VI eligible students.
  • to participate in the design, operation, and evaluation of the program.
  • to advise the school district on the development of policies and procedures relating to the hiring of project staff including reviewing the qualifications of and making recommendations concerning applicants for staff positions.
  • to serve as liaison between Title VI eligible students, parents, guardians and the school district.

November is Native American Heritage Month. Nov. 16-21 is Rock Your Mocs Week. There are a number of activities planned. See below for details.

Please join the Los Alamos Public Schools Native American Parent and Student Council Facebook page by clicking here.

Please post your Rock Your Mocs Week Pictures here or email to j.dare@laschools.net and I would be happy to post for you!

Entas Tanina Williams will present the story of the ‘Black Bear Family and Grizzly” and will also teach a traditional Lil’wat dance.  Her presentation begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, November 16th and can be found using the zoom link below. Click here for more information.

A Virtual Tour of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Artist Interview with Eliza Naranjo Morse and Preview of the short film  “Laughter & Resilience: Humor in Native American Art”. View on Facebook on Friday, November 20th at 6:00 pm. Details listed below. Click here for more information.

Dr. Lee Francis VI will present on “The Myth of Thanksgiving and Other Native Mythologies”.  His presentation begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 18th and can be found using the zoom link below. Click here for more information.

Topic: Entas Tanina Williams Virtual Presentation
Time: Nov 16, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Topic: Wheelwright Museum of American Indians Virtual Tour
A Virtual Tour of the Museum, Artist Interview with Eliza Naranjo Morse and Preview of the short film  “Laughter & Resilience: Humor in Native American Art”
Time: Friday, Nov 20, 2020 6 PM
Live Stream on Los Alamos Public Schools Native American Parent and Student Council Facebook Page or LAPS Staff Facebook Page.  Video will later be available for viewing on the NAPAC webpage.

Topic: Dr. Lee Francis the IV Virtual Presentation
Time: Nov 18, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Please note: The zoom code has changed from what was originally advertised.  Please register up until 5:30 by filling out the following form.

Chair: James R. Mountain

Vice-Chair: Marie John

Secretary: Karmela Martinez

Student Reps (LAHS): Muira Mowrer

LAMS Native Hawks Sponsor: John Fox

LAHS Native American Club Sponsor: Scott Weisner

District Rep: Glenda Fred-Weahkee

District Designee: Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent/Jennifer Guy, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Accountability

LAPS School Board Rep: Dawn Jalbert

Native American Liaison: Julie Dare

Hello, my name is Julie Dare.  I am pleased to serve as a point of contact to Los Alamos Public School’s Native Students and to their families. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know our Native students and their families on a deeper level.  My goals as a liaison are to facilitate meaningful events for Native students as well as to connect Native students to valuable educational resources.  I was born and raised in Los Alamos and am a LAHS alumni.   My undergraduate degree is in American Studies and I have a graduate degree in Special Education.  I have served LAPS both as a special education teacher and as a preschool teacher.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at  j.dare@laschools.net 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, NAPAC meetings will be held virtually through Google Meet until further notice. 

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4 starting at 5:30 pm. Click here for the link.

2020-2021 Meetings Agendas/Minutes/Links

2019-2020 Meetings/Agendas/Minutes/Links

Tutoring Opportunities
Tutoring opportunities are available for LAPS Native American students in grades K – 12. Contact Julie Dare at j.dare@laschools.net for more information and a list of tutors.

Universal Free Breakfast and Lunch Sept. 8 – Dec. 31, 2020 at Los Alamos Public Schools
The USDA has extended programs that offer free meal service to school Districts.  LAPS is approved to offer Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) meals and this program falls under the expansion of the USDA guidelines.  Beginning September 8, 2020 ALL children up to 18 years can receive the meals offered via our pick up locations.  Meals may be picked up by the student or an adult for the child.

Meal Delivery schedule will be:

Pick up will be on Tuesday and Friday at Aspen Elementary School and Pinon Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals include (Tuesday pick up for Breakfast and Lunch Tuesday to Thursday and Friday pick up for Breakfast and Lunch Friday to Monday)

National School Lunch Applications are NOT required for this program.

Click here for details.

Please direct any questions regarding meal service to Oscar Valtierra 415.994.8408 or Carmela Alvarez 720.588.7395

Updates
Native American Student Update

Native Hawk Club:
sponsor: John Fox
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:30.
LAHS Native American Club:
sponsor: Scott Weisner
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 11:00.

Native American Student Update

NNMC Camp Information